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The Longest Yard (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Sport | 27 May 2005 (USA)
Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.

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Paul "Wrecking" Crewe was a revered football superstar back in his day, but that time has since faded. But when a messy drunk driving incident lands him in jail, Paul finds he was specifically requested by Warden Hazen (James Cromwell), a duplicitous prison official well aware of Paul's athletic skills. Paul has been assigned the task of assembling a team of convicts, to square off in a big football game against the sadistic guards. With the help of fellow convict Caretaker, and an old legend named Nate Scarborough to coach, Crewe is ready for what promises to be a very interesting game. It's only the warden and the guards who have no idea who or what they're up against, with Paul the driving force behind the new team. Written by mystic80

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, violence, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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27 May 2005 (USA)  »

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$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$58,613,245 (USA) (27 May 2005)

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$158,115,031 (USA) (30 September 2005)
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Burt Reynolds wears number 22 as coach Nate Scarborough. This is the same number he wore in the original movie as quarterback Paul Crewe. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Crewe is stopped by police, he flees the scene. As he leaves the police officers are both shown talking on their portable radios at the same time. Assuming they are partners riding in the same car, they would be operating on the same radio frequency. Thus, they would not both be able to transmit at the same time, because it would just be jumbled garbage to anyone (dispatcher) listening. See more »

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[first lines]
Lorenzo: I love that dress.
Lena: Of course you do, Lorenzo, you made it.
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Featured in 2006 MTV Movie Awards (2006) See more »

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Written & Performed by Norman Greenbaum
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I thought Mr Deeds was bad... Shame i can't give a '0' rating
1 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was the worst film I have ever seen at the cinema, and I have seen some terrible films in the last 20 years.

It was recommended by a friend of a friend who we can only assume finds Police Academy 7 funny too.

My mate wanted to leave after 10 minutes when we realised there weren't even any good looking women in it to distract us from another moronic Sandler remake e.g. Mr Deeds.

The main premise of this 'comedy' appears to be showcasing how great, popular and hard Adan Sandler is. Sandler seems unable to cast himself as anything other than:

  • a mistreated retard who beats people up




  • the most popular man on Earth who always gets the girl/wins a


competition despite the efforts of a rich bad guy.

Considering he was surrounded by a decent support cast in Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds, it's amazing that he felt the need to give the 'funniest' lines to a group of wrestlers. I truly have seen better comic delivery at a nativity play. Steve Austin is the best of a bad bunch and to be honest no-one could be as unfunny as Sandler's best mate Rob 'Deuce Bigalow' Schneider who has a cameo for no reason.

So in summary, never ever watch this film unless you want to not laugh or are trying to split up with someone.

I read somewhere that Sandler was first choice to play the cab driver in Collateral. Maybe they wouldn't cast Rob Schneider in Cruise's role so he declined (?)

Seriously Sandler please, please stop making films. Leave comedy to funny people like Ben Stiller. If you do carry on cos a seven year old once laughed at a fart gag in 'Happy Gilmore', don't do another remake and ruin the memories of a decent original.


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